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MSNBC
Jan 18, 2013 6:00am PST
upside down or under water by double digits. house speaker john boehner's report card is especially bad. his personal rating upside down by 19 points. while the democratic party has a net positive rating the republican party's negative rating of 49% is basically at its -- near the all-time high. only one other time has it ever been higher. it is the all-time high during obama's presidency. just 26% see the party in a positive light. the gop has lost the most ground in this last poll with self-described republicans. the tea party by the way has its lowest rating ever if you will. positive views of the tea party have dropped to just 23%. as the democrats haggle about the best strategy now for pushing gun control measures through congress, vice president biden promised the u.s. conference of mayors on thursday that the white house will not let up. >> we're going to take this fight to the halls of congress, go around the country making our case, and let the voices of the american people be heard. >> but biden said he has no illusions about how hard that fight will be and emphasized the
MSNBC
Jan 17, 2013 6:00am PST
already exists. majority leader harry reid and speaker john boehner appear to be in a game of legislative chicken. boehner's spokesman released a statement after the president's speech saying, simply, house committees of jurisdiction will review these recommendations and if the senate passes a bill, we will also take a look at that. reid, of course, who has already said the senate will only consider legislation that can pass the house said in a very vague, carefully-worded statement yesterday, quote, i am committed to ensuring that the senate will consider can legislation that addresses gun violence and other aspects of violence in our society early this year. reid, of course, has home state politics to worry about, as well as keeping a number of red state democrats in line. many of them are up for re-election in 2014. potentially vulnerable. montana senator max baucus responded to the senate in a statement, quote, before passing new laws, we need a debate that respects responsible, law-abiding gun owners in montana instead of a one-size-fits-all directives from washington. jo
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 9:00am EST
domestic politics. speaker john boehner laid out his strategy for house republicans in a tuesday speech to the repon society, a moderate republican group. >> we're expected over the next 22 months to be the focus of this administration, as they attempt to annihilate the republican party. and let me just tell you, i do believe that is their goal. to just shove us into the dustbin of history. >> boehner also said that he had to give former college football coach and espn commentator lou holtz a pep talk after obama's inauguration. >> last night, i get a three-page text from my good friend, lou holtz, who must have watched state of the union and then he watched all that blabber on tv last night. so about 9:30, i get this three-page text. i'm done, finished, the country's over with, we're not doing this again. i've already had this conversation with lou about nine or ten days after the election. he's moaning and groaning, and i said, lou, will you stop it, we're americans, we'll figure this out. and i just spent 15 minutes giving lou holtz a pep talk. >> well, good news for republica
MSNBC
Jan 24, 2013 6:00am PST
or steel, it's called the lombardi trophy. >>> anyway, house speaker john boehner acknowledged the tough road ahead for his party on tuesday. >> these next couple of weeks, the next couple of months, and frankly, next 20 months are going to be very difficult periods for us. if we do good things we believe in it, but we're going to be doing it in an environment that's going to be far hostile than anything we've seen for a long, long time. >> let's bring in our thursday gaggle, from the "chicago tribun tribune", clarence page, sharon, and michael hudone. welcome all. michael, let me start with you. you heard what boehner said, and i want to read you a quote from paul ryan about what republicans now need to do. "we have to explain who we are, what we believe in, and fight for those things in a realistic way, making policy better where we can through engagement." sounds like house republicans are saying, we have to take half a loaf. >> i think what you're seeing is republicans sort of got hit with reality. we've lot five our six presidential popular votes and i think the party knows th
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